As Switzerland's official representation, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.
Embassy of Switzerland in Kosovo
Restricted access to the Embassy counters
Due to the current pandemic situation COVID-19 , the consular activities of this Embassy continue but in a restricted manner. The access to our counters is limited.
Please note that entering the Embassy of Switzerland is only guaranteed on the basis of an appointment
Distance and hygiene instructions must be respected when entering the building.
For Swiss citizens: We are at your service for any information. The access to the counter remains assured but only by appointment. Please contact us by email: email@example.com
The entry restrictions for Switzerland are in force until
further notice. The lifting of the quarantine obligation for travellers coming
to Switzerland from Kosovo does not change the existing entry restrictions.
Information regarding visa services
Entry restrictions for Switzerland
Due to the existing entry restrictions for all non-essential travels to Switzerland from third countries, the Embassy is currently unable to accept new visa applications. It is therefore temporarily not possible to book an appointment for applying for a Visa C.
As long as the entry restrictions remain in place, visa applications can only be accepted in exceptional cases if there are compelling reasons that justify one of the listed exceptions to the entry restrictions. Further information can be found here: State Secretariat for Migration SEM
Citizens of Kosovo that fulfill the criteria of a hardship case or wish to visit their partner in Switzerland will be able to book an appointment online at TLScontact.
Citizens of North Macedonia and Albania that wish to visit their partner in Switzerland need to contact us per e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be informed that booking an appointment at TLScontact is only granted for cases that are listed on the exceptions to the entry restrictions for Switzerland.
Requests for family reunification / marriage preparation / studies
The Embassy allocates a limited number of appointments for applications for family reunification, marriage preparation and for studying in Switzerland. Please contact the Regional Consular Center Western Balkans by e-mail (email@example.com) to arrange an appointment. Please send a scan of your passport as well as a short description of the kind of application. The next available appointment will be allocated, based on the principle "first come, first served". Further details on the application procedure: Kosovo / Albania / North Macedonia
Visa for France, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
The representative contracts with our partner countries (France, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) have been suspended until further notice. We kindly ask you to contact the Embassies/Representations of these countries directly regarding visa related matters.
We kindly ask you to respect the existing restrictions of the local authorities. This Embassy accepts no responsibility for any violations, as this is the personal responsibility of each individual. This Embassy cannot issue any special permits to reach the Embassy.
Measures taken by Switzerland and Kosovo to deal with COVID-19
The Federal Office of Public Health (Switzerland) recommends simple measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Further information will be found here.
Quarantine for travelers entering Switzerland (Kosovo is currently not on the Swiss quarantine list [status 28.09.2020])
Possibility to return to Switzerland
If you are neither a Swiss national nor a foreign national with a valid residency permit in Switzerland, please note that you will be refused boarding of the flight and entry into/transit through Switzerland unless you meet one of the few criteria described here:
For flights out of Kosovo please check the flight schedule of the Airport in Pristina and contact directly the airlines for further information. Please be aware that the situation can change very quickly.
If you are Swiss and travelling abroad, register now on the "Travel Admin App". This will enable the FDFA to provide you with better support on your return journey.
Detailed information can be found on the German and the French page.